Mota comes from behind to defeat Castlegar Realty in men’s league final

Mota Automotive and Castlegar Realty played an exciting Trail Men's Basketball League final on Thursday night.

Chris Kalesniko of Castlegar Realty puts pressure on the Mota Automotive player in the second half of the Trail Men's League final.

Chris Kalesniko of Castlegar Realty puts pressure on the Mota Automotive player in the second half of the Trail Men's League final.

It was March Madness in Trail last night as hot shooting and strong defence allowed Mota Automotive to rally from down 17 at half to a victory in the Trail Men’s Basketball League final on Thursday night at J.L. Crowe.

Mota was able to build a 12 point lead in the second half over Castlegar Realty. However, the Castlegar boys weren’t finished as they went on a rally of their own to cut the Mota lead to two points. Mota was able to hold on down the stretch for an 82-76 win.

After finishing fourth in the regular season, Castlegar Realty beat Rossland in the 4th/5th game and then knocked off top-seeded Northport from Idaho to advance to the final.

In the third place game, Northport came from behind to tie the score at 65 with a last second three pointer. There was no overtime.